Billy Porter to direct and act in queer coming-of-age story Camp

Billy Porter to direct and act in queer coming-of-age story Camp
Billy Porter to direct and act in queer coming-of-age story Camp

Billy Porter will direct and act in an adaptation of the coming of age novel Camp for HBO Max and Warner Bros.

The film, which is about a young man's quest for love at an LGBTQ summer camp, will be produced by Oscar winner Dan Jinks through The Dan Jinks Company, according to Deadline.

Talking about Porter's talent, Jinks said: 'Billy Porter, who I've been fortunate to know for more than 20 years, is the perfect director for this story, which is both hilariously funny and also quite moving.'

'I wish a movie like this was around when I was growing up. I'm thrilled we get to make it now.'

Happy camper! Billy Porter will direct and act in an adaptation of the coming of age novel Camp for HBO Max and Warner Bros

Happy camper! Billy Porter will direct and act in an adaptation of the coming of age novel Camp for HBO Max and Warner Bros

The movies follows fabulous 16-year-old Randy Kapplehoff as he grapples with his identity while trying to woo his crush. 

During one of his summers at Camp Outland, a camp for queer teens, he falls for Hudson Aaronson-Lim, who is 'only into straight-acting guys and barely knows not-at-all-straight-acting Randy even exists.'

So, according to Deadline: 'Randy reinvents himself over the summer as Del, a buff, masculine and on-the-market camper. 

'Even if it means giving up show tunes, nail polish and his unicorn bedsheets, he's determined to get Hudson to fall for him.

'But as he and Hudson grow closer, Randy has to ask himself how much he is willing to change for love. And is it really love anyway, if Hudson doesn't know who he truly is?'

Porter will play the role of Mark, the camp's theater director, in addition to directing.

Robert O'Hara will repen a screenplay by Kit

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